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Team: Chicago Cubs [ID #6] Bookmark Chicago Cubs

Location: Chicago, IL (Central)

League: VI.12 - West

Owner: Clem Fandango send message
          [since July 22nd 2021 | last seen August 11th 2022]

Manager: Justin Grassi

Ballpark: Chicago Field

Rank: #399 - Rating: 89.98

Fan Mood: 91.00

Prestige: 16

Color: Blue Pinstripes

Team Notes:

• Jan 13 2056: Asher Malka was selected to the national team of Israel.
• Jan 13 2056: Walter Flanagan was selected to the national team of Belarus.
• Aug 09 2055: Joe Slater was released.
• Jun 04 2055: Hank Curtis was claimed off of waivers.
• Jun 04 2055: Vincent Levine was released.
• Mar 30 2055: Billy Bob Szymanski was released.
• Mar 30 2055: Emilio Medina was signed as a free agent.
• Jan 13 2055: Asher Malka was selected to the national team of Israel.
• Jan 13 2055: Walter Flanagan was selected to the national team of Belarus.
• May 31 2054: Alfred Fraser was released.


League Record:

Wins: 5     Losses: 5     Pct: .500     Last10: 5-5     Streak: W1

Ave: 6.2 - 5.5     RS: 62     RA: 55     DIFF: +7         Power Index: 102.2

Cup:

Group 75 [0 | Still Alive]

Press Releases:

Jan 13 2053: Chicago Cubs 2052 VI.12 Playoff Champions!!! - by Clem Fandango on December 4th, 2021

What a season heh!? From financial ruin and playoff near miss in 2051 to sweeping the playoffs the very next season. "Someday we'll go all the way" the fans sang as the team arrived back from Affton after clinching the series straight. The Cubs had seemed to be out of the reckoning for the play offs with 10 games to go, but a 9-1 run, took them there on a pretty impressive run differential.

The club owner Clem Fandango, has expressed his delight and surprise at the winning the playoffs. A great deal of praise must go to Coach Grassi who arrived here last season to fire fight the financial situation. He has not only worked under tighter wage structures but also turned in some really impressive team performances.

The end of season awards went off with a bang yesterday. It was a fantastic opportunity for fans and players to celebrate the season together.

Everyone at the Cubs organisation would like to thank the fans for sticking with us. Enjoy the celebrations!

Clem was unavailable for interview due to "him being busy looking at next season playing budgets" - although reports from last night said that he was swinging from the spot lights at 4am in the morning.

The Cubs are looking forward to 2053 in the V leagues!


Apr 18 2051: The return of the Chicago Cubs! - by Clem Fandango on July 26th, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Chicago Cubs have returned! The cubs have had a troubled history and Chicago as a whole has struggled to find success for it's great city. We are determined to change this and look to build a strong organisation that will bring us long term success.

Today, new club owner Clem Fandango has taken the majority shareholding of the Chicago Crusaders. His first move as boss delighted fans by instantly renaming it back to the Cubs.

In his first interview the new owner had a lot to say...

"It has been heart-breaking watching the decline of the Chicago cubs. When the opportunity to take over arose I jumped at it. Although the announcement was made today, I have been working through some issues and trying to find out exactly what has been going on here over the last few days. It is clear that as an organisation we are not financially viable currently. We have had to take the hard decision to retire the previous manager - Bobby Conte. I don't want to talk numbers but the managers salary far exceeded what should have been paid as a Division VI team. We would like to wish Bobby all the best in his retirement- we can tell you that after what we have paid him he will certainly enjoy it!!

I am delighted to announce rookie manager - Justin Grassi. He hails from San Antonio, Texas and this is his first position in management. Justin really impressed in his interview and was keen to buy into the new direction the organisation was looking to take. It's tough to talk about targets due to the financial position we are in, but we would be delighted with a .50 season.

Now onto the playing staff, I would like to say we had spent all that money on the team itself...it is clear this wasn't the situation. We have an ageing team with some high salaries and declining skill sets. The Minor set up has "some" talent, but most of the lads just aren't going to make it. So expect to see some big changes and some of the old players announcing retirement very soon.

I can only apologise to the fans for the downbeat and honest assessment of the organisation, but I feel it's very important for us all to know what we are playing with and where we hope to go. If nothing else the hopeful rise in our fortunes will be even sweeter knowing our difficult starting position. We are not in a rush - this organisation has a long and slow rebuild ahead, but we want to do it the right way.

Anyway until the next time we speak - Let's Go Cubs!"

We would like to thank Clem for his honest opinion and wish him well as he embarks on this journey.

Chicago Cubs Press Officer